Good Morning Guided-Math Teachers!
Very often I receive questions on scheduling guided math under time constraints. Last week I received an email with a unique time constraint. I decided to post her email in order to get a few good ideas from others that might be in a similar situation...
I am a first grade teacher who has been doing guided math for a while now but I am really running into a problem and could use your advice. I need more time!!! Currently, my students come back from activity, grab a snack and we begin whole group math. (Really it is more of a settling back in time.) I am only scheduling that for 10 minutes due to time constraints (1:05 - 1:15). I then have from 1:15 to 2:00 for small group instruction. However, the first students leave at 2:00 and I really need time to get them ready to go home. The last students leave at 2:20. I need to fit in 3 guided math groups and leave myself a few minutes in between to put out first grade fires. Do you have any ideas??? I have a lot of teachers coming to watch guided math in my class and I want to do it justice. Any advice you can give me would be so appreciated!!!
Any suggestions on how this schedule can be worked out to the benefit of all groups/students? Please leave a comment with any tips or solutions!